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Future Proof Your Business & Your Legacy

Marguerite O’Neal Consulting Inc helps business leaders to smash status quo thinking and implement strategic, innovative, creative disruption.  We believe this solution is the key to helping companies future-proof their business.   In addition to our strategy consulting services, we offer education that helps leaders to challenge and overcome conventional, status quo thinking.  This openness to new ideas and growth will stimulate new innovations

Mar 5, 2019

Shelley Brown is the President of Bromelin, a consulting firm that helps organizations with their human resource needs. Her team assists with the management of the small things - like payroll, benefits, and compensation - to the big ones such as talent management, performance management, and succession planning. Shelley’s philosophy to show care, not only to the clients but also to her own employees, contributes much to her company’s success.

Shelley joins me today to share how she transitioned from being the Vice President of the Human Resources Department of a multinational pharmaceutical company for the Canadian division to being her own boss of an HR consulting firm. She explains how she reconciled careful planning and taking a leap of faith as she built her company and her team. She also shares some of the programs their company has created that have benefited multiple organizations and have helped other people from the other side of the world.


“If people care about the business and are willing to put out that discretionary effort, how can you not be successful?” - Shelley Brown


Today on the Creative Disruption Podcast:

  • How the network she built helped her after her maternity leave
  • Transitioning from a corporate executive to an entrepreneur
  • How she knew it was time to scale up
  • The significant role that “caring” played in the success of her company
  • Getting global and working with international organizations
  • Why it’s essential for HR representatives to understand the differences between generations
  • Details and benefits of the Manager’s Boot Camp
  • The most important thing to think about in managing today’s organizations
  • Inspiring others through the corporate team building program called Helping Hands Program
  • Why not having a successor is a risk to your business


Shelley’s Advice for Future-Proofing Your Business:

  • Take the time not only to write the business plan but be very clear on what your value proposition is and what your 7-second elevator speech is.
  • Make caring one of the foundations of your business.
  • Take advantage of the diversity of your employee population.
  • Engagement has to be a constant and planned effort.
  • Make sure your onboarding process is comprehensive; otherwise you’re not going to get the most out of your employee for the next six months.
  • Do townhall meetings and solicit feedback from your employees regularly so they would feel that their voice can be heard.
  • As a leader, make sure that you are accessible, honest, and transparent.
  • Let everybody participate in the solution of the problem.
  • Everyone wants to know they’re doing a good job and wants to be notified if they’re not.
  • Look at succession and succession planning.


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